Good evening Courcelette PS families,
I just wanted to share a few important pieces of information as we head into the last weekday and weekend.
Tomorrow students will attend an assembly honouring Terry Fox Day (just passed) and recognizing Orange Shirt Day. There will also be a Me to We presentation and an additional showing of our anti-bullying video, “Don’t Go There,” featuring staff and students.
Students may wear an orange shirt or item of clothing tomorrow. There will be orange ribbons to wear for staff and senior students. If you would like to know more information about Orange Shirt Day, which is officially recognized on September 30th, please visit: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Orange Shirt Day is meant to commemorate the residential school experience and honour the healing journey of the survivors and families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
Thank you to our staff who have ensured students learned about Terry Fox and his legacy, Orange Shirt Day, Me to We, and ways to stop bullying. These lessons and messages have set the tone to ensure September’s Character Education Trait of RESPECT is understood and practised in our school.
As well, if you see the flag at half-mast, please know it is for the following reason:
Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day – September 30, 2018
In observance of Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day, flags on all TDSB schools and administrative buildings will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Where buildings are closed for the weekend, flags are to be lowered at close of business on Friday, September 28, 2018 and remain at half-staff until business resumes on Monday, October 1, 2018.